We have heard it many times, “be the best version of yourself”, “how to feel confident and stay confident” etc. however, it wasn’t until recently that I have given this idea more and more thought.
I want to be the best that I can be, and I want to do the best.
I believe this began when I had master #1 and the desire to do the best for him really began. However the inner mantra has now extended to all my pursuits regardless of whether or not they affect him.
Are you a better you?
What does it mean to be the best? My mother always used to say to me, “don’t put off for tomorrow what can be done today.” This was meant to discourage my youthful tendency to procrastinate, but now those words have taken on a new meaning.
I changed my attitude.
When undertaking a household task, or tending to my child, do it to the best of my ability. Don’t take any short cuts or do a half-ass job. Complete the job before the day is through and go to bed confident and satisfied.
This might sound trivial but if we attend to the minutiae in our lives with vigour, all the tasks together will achieve an overall broader sense of fulfilment and betterment.
This may require more effort and time,
but the rewards exceed this. Going to bed feeling lighter is endlessly more satisfying and having a good night’s sleep is always a bonus for a sleep deprived new mum!